NBC's Gala Globes Telecast Canceled
The pomp and circumstance of the 65th annual Golden Globes has been scaled back dramatically, with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announcing today the cancellation of the NBC telecast of the awards due to the writers strike.
Instead, the HFPA will hold an hourlong press conference at 6 p.m. PST on Sunday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. The press conference, which will be covered by NBC News, will reveal the winners in the Globe’s 25 film and television categories.
“We are all very disappointed that our traditional awards ceremony will not take place this year and that millions of viewers worldwide will be deprived of seeing many of their favorite stars celebrating 2007’s outstanding achievements in motion pictures and television,” said Jorge Camara, Hollywood Foreign Press Association president.
“We take some comfort, however, in knowing that this year’s Golden Globe Award recipients will be announced on the date originally scheduled.”
Produced by Dick Clark Productions, the Golden Globes telecast was being threatened with a picket from striking writers and a boycott by Screen Actors Guild members.